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How to minimize the release of refrigeration gases from the plant Explain the steps you will take to ensure this during normal operation and maintenance activities

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  • How to minimize the release of refrigeration gases from the plant Explain the steps you will take to ensure this during normal operation and maintenance activities

    How to minimize the release of refrigeration gases from the plant Explain the steps you will take to ensure this during normal operation and maintenance activities

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    Existing systems and equipment using ODS are permitted to continue in service and may be recharged as necessary. However, the deliberate discharge of ODS to the

    atmosphere is prohibited.


    Maintenance, servicing and repair work shall be carried out without releasing any substantial quantity of refrigerant. Same to be logged down in the ODS Record Book

    When servicing or decommissioning systems or equipment containing ODS the gases are to be duly collected in a controlled manner and, if not to be reused onboard, are

    to be landed to appropriate reception facilities for banking or destruction.


    Any redundant equipment or material containing ODS is to be landed ashore for appropriate decommissioning or disposal. The latter also applies when a ship is dismantled

    at the end of its service life.


    Records and documents to be maintained:

    i. A list of equipment containing ODS should be maintained.

    ii. If the ship has any rechargeable system comprising ODS, then an ODS record book should be kept. This record book shall be approved by the administration.

    iii. Check for gas leaks to be carried out regularly and recorded.

    iv. Entries in ODS record book shall be recorded regarding mass(kg) of substance in respect of —
    • Recharge of equipment
    • Repair or maintenance
    • Discharge of ODS to atmosphere either deliberate or non-deliberate
    • Discharge of ODS to land-based facilities
    • Supply of ODS to ship

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